If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!
Just as a cool breeze can suddenly emerge, I sensed a change between my park bench neighbors. His arm remained draped over her shoulder, but his tone shifted abruptly. "You told me it was over," he asserted forcefully.
Each spring gives us a present, a restorative bundle of energy that helps us shape up, innovate, and prepare for warm-weather activity. It might be the best gift you receive all year, but what do you do with it?
After months of lethargy and holiday indulgences, we are feeling anxious to be active again. We are suddenly more alert, attentive, antsy, enthusiastic. We feel a surge of exuberance and verve. Our sap is rising, too.
Unfortunately, harvesting puts the ramp's ability to multiply in jeopardy. In recent years, the enthusiasm for these wild plants has caused many patches of ramps to be completely decimated by over-zealous purveyors.
For most of us, spring cleaning our physical space is not so challenging. Spring cleaning our lives, however, is not so easy. It requires a strong desire to let go of the old and perhaps the comfortable, that which no longer serves.
As spring so fragrantly reminds us, we stand at the threshold of life. We are constantly transforming and therefore capable of wondrous things. To embrace this gift, all we need to do is show up, truly and fully.